Oh, What A Night!


Monday 14th Sep was the night of the first public outing of my new play, Nadya, about Stalin’s wife… and what a night it was.

A packed house of friends, family and industry folk responded with effusive enthusiasm for both the play and the magnificent reading by the distinguished cast.

It was a tribute to everyone involved how quickly a ‘company’ sensibility developed and for me the whole day just ‘felt right’.

The actual performance was slick and professional but funny, powerful and moving in equal measure.

The response of the audience to both the play and the performance was universally positive, not to say effusive.

My only frustration is that now we know it really works it will be so disappointing if we can’t take it further.

Thanks again to everyone involved; it was a magical day for me and one I will treasure forever.

Star Cast Photo

Rest of cast wordpress


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Exec Producer:                             Colin Blumenau
Producer:                                          Lizzie Franks/Nerine Skinner
Director:                                            Sarah Meadows

Nadya                                                   Michelle Terry
Stalin                                                    Stephen Tompkinson
Baba                                                      Phyllis Logan
Uncle Abel Yenukidze                  Shaun Prendergast
Sergo Ordzhonikidze                   Dominic Mafham
Vecha Molotov                                Rupert Holiday Evans
Marshal Kliment Vorishilov    David Robb
Nikolai Bukharin                           Jamie Foreman
Nikita Khrushchev                       Alistair Donegan
Sasha Andreyev                             Adam Thompson
Polina Molotov                              Chloe Massey
Zinaida Ordzhonikidze              Kathryn O’Reilly
Ekaterina Voroshilov                 Lizzie Roper
Kristina Vadimovna                    Alice Fernandez
Elena Fyodorovich                      Nicola Coughan

Stage Directions                           Julie Teal


About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio http://www.agitpopradio.org.uk He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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